Somewhat oddly choosing the classic Tortoise and the Hare as a base inspiration for a game, this family-friendly racer is quite plain
From the get-go this always felt like an odd title with a weird base theme, though I suppose at least probably everyone has heard of the Tortoise and the Hare so perhaps that could somehow be a draw. At least given the fact that it’s more of a childhood story the game is appropriately geared more to the lower end of the skill spectrum. What’s at least different here is that it’s a game that mixed together some foot racing with an element of strategy, so it at least sets itself apart a little with some effort. By placing items, boosts, and traps around the track you’ll be racing on, you’ll be able to try to keep yourself moving at top speed (you’ll have to keep picking up eggs to keep your energy up or your speed will nosedive) while perhaps tripping up your competition (or possibly yourself if you’re not careful). This is at least something you don’t normally see, and may be an opportunity to introduce your kids to some strategy if they’re playing. The real problem, though, is that the races are a bit of a dull mess. The camera and controls could be a bit better, it can sometimes be very hard to understand where you’re supposed to be going, and in general the races are just low-energy affairs that are hard to feel any consistent pull to keep revisiting. While it may be great as an introduction to some simple racing and strategy for the kids, anyone older will likely get bored with it quickly.
Justin Nation, Score: